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Kumar Vishwas
Dr Kumar Vishwas Singapore 2014.jpg
Born (1970-02-10) 10 February 1970 (age 45)[1]
Occupation Poet, Indian Politician
Nationality Indian
Education MA, PhD.
Genre Romantic poetry
Website
kumarvishwas.com

Kumar Vishwas (born 10 February 1970) is a Hindi-language performance poet and an Indian politician and National Executive of Aam Aadmi Party.[2]

Literature career

Vishwas became a professor in Rajasthan in 1994. He has taught Hindi Literature to higher class students at Lajpat Rai Post-Graduate College for the last sixteen years.[1][3]

Works

Vishwas has written Hindi poetry using the Shringara-Ras (Romantic Genre).[4] He wrote the Kul-Geet (university anthem) of Chaudhary Charan Singh University.[5]

Books

  • Ik Pagli Ladki Ke Bin (1998)
  • Koi Deewana Kehta Hai (2007)[6]

DVD

  • Koi Deewana Kehta Hai & Beyond (2009)
  • Beyond... (2013)
  • Alakh (2014)

Performances

Vishwas has performed regularly at Kavi sammelan both in India and abroad. Venues have included the IIT Roorkee,[7] Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi,[8] MNNIT Allahabad,[9] NIT Patna,[10] IIM Lucknow,[11] NIT Jalandhar,[12] NIT Trichy,[13] and BITS, Pilani.[14]

Vishwas has participated in poetry recitations and functions abroad including the USA, Dubai, Singapore, and Japan[15][16][17][18]

Recognition

Political career

Vishwas supported the anti-corruption movement led by Anna Hazare. He is a member of the national executive of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).[21] He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha election, as an AAP candidate from Amethi, but lost to Rahul Gandhi.[22] He has been accused of taking black money during these election .[23]

Controversy

A video clip from Kavi sammelan in which he is shown making alleged derogatory remarks about Imam Hussain and Hindu deities[24] went viral,various cases were registered against him. Vishwas responded that the clippings were doctored and he apologizes if he had unintentionally hurt someone's sentiment.[25]

A sting operation was carried out by a media portal ahead of the 2013 Delhi Assembly elections that claimed that some AAP members, including Vishwas, had raised illegal cash donations.[26][27] The AAP accused the portal of slandering the leaders of the party.[28] The party filed a lawsuit against the CEO of the media portal mediasarkar.com.[29]

On 21 January 2013 a YouTube clip of Kumar doing a stand up comedy went viral in social networking sites in which he is said to have given racial comments on nurses from Kerala. In the clip, dating from 2008, he goes on to say that nurses from Kerala are black in complexion and that is the reason they do not have profile pictures on Facebook. In addition, he says that due to their colour they are called "sister" by patients.[30] This sparked outrage. The Chief Minister of Kerala, Oommen Chandy, wrote to Arvind Kejriwal seeking apology for his racist and derogatory comments on Kerala nurses.[31] Later, Vishwas apologised for his remarks, saying it was not his intention to hurt anyone's sentiments or feelings.[32]

References

  1. ^ a b Who is Dr. Kumar Vishwas – biography, profile and more
  2. ^ "Kumar Vishwas may get Lok Sabha ticket from Amethi". Times of India. 11 January 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "LRPG College". 
  4. ^ कुमार विश्वास - Kavita Kosh
  5. ^ Kulgeet
  6. ^ "Koi Deewana Kehta Hai". Flipkart.com. 
  7. ^ Uttarakhand Traffic: Dr Kumar Vishwas at IIT roorkee in Kavi Samelan
  8. ^ Algorhythm 2011
  9. ^ Kumar Vishwas New Kavita March (2010) MNNIT Part 8
  10. ^ "Dr. Kumar Vishwas @ NIT PATNA Videos, Watch Free Dr. Kumar Vishwas @ NIT PATNA Videos Online : IN.com". http://www.in.com/. 
  11. ^ The Official Blog of IIM Lucknow
  12. ^ "CEREBRUM AT ANAND ENGG. COLLEGE,AGRA Utkansh'10, NIT- Jalandhar presents Utkansh 2010,Annual Cultural Festival — Events Home". 
  13. ^ "Nit Trichy Timeline". Dipity. 
  14. ^ BITS Pilani Oasis Festival – BITS Pilani to host 40th Oasis Festival on 22-26 October 2010 | Press Release
  15. ^ "Indian Mushaira in DSF — Dubai Travel News". 
  16. ^ "India Abroad — June 4, 2010". 
  17. ^ "Hindi poet on a peace mission — International News – News – MSN India". 
  18. ^ Welcome to the ISKCON
  19. ^ "Awarded Kumar Vishwas Poet California Assembly America — bhaskar.com". www.bhaskar.com. 
  20. ^ "Look who turned up at Google? Kumar Vishwas!". Rediff. 30 July 2014. 
  21. ^ "Arvind Kejriwal formally launches Aam Aadmi Party". The Times of India. IANS. 2012-11-26. Retrieved 2013-01-02. [dead link]
  22. ^ "Election Results 2014: Rahul Gandhi wins Amethi seat by 1.07 lakh votes". Economic Times. Retrieved 18 May 2014. 
  23. ^ "Kumar Vishwas' mail shows lack of trust in Arvind Kejriwal". DNA. DNA. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  24. ^ "Kumar Vishwas booked in Lucknow for remarks against Hindu deities". Firstpost. 
  25. ^ Kumar Vishwas has apologised for his Muharram comments, says Kejriwal : Delhi, News - India Today
  26. ^ AAP sting operation: Website says will not give raw footage : North, News - India Today
  27. ^ ‘Media sarkar’ operation stings AAP candidates
  28. ^ AAP sees CD, gives clean chit to candidates - The Hindu
  29. ^ AAP files defamation case against 'Media Sarkar' - The New Indian Express
  30. ^ Kumar Vishwas in trouble over 'sexist remarks' on nurses - Video | The Times of India
  31. ^ Comment on Keralite nurses: Oommen Chandy wants Kumar Vishwas to apologize - Times Of India
  32. ^ "Kumar Vishwas apologies over his remarks on Nurses from Kerala". IANS. Biharprabha News. Retrieved 22 January 2014. 

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